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Poster: gphishmon Date: Feb 4, 2010 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Best ever versions

Dick Latvala was once asked about best versions of specific songs. He named 5-8-77 Morning Dew and 8-6-71 Hard to Handle as "Can there be any question?" selections. I'd like to know what others think are the best performance of specific songs. If a song was radically reinvented, specify the version, eg., Good Lovin' as sung by Bob. I fully realize that for the big jam tunes, i.e., Dark Star, The Other One, and Playin', it's hard to justify any "best ever" pick, but just list your favorite.

Here are a few of mine to start off.

Dancin' - old style

As Dick would say, "Can there be any question?" 5/2/70

New Potato Caboose

Probably the Anthem version (2/14/68)

St. Stephen

That's an easy one - 1/22/78

Black Peter

So far - 9/19/87 (I try to avoid Peter, though)

Help>Slip>Franklin's

Let It Grow

Both: 4/17/83. (I'm partial to the lilting Jerry interlude in the 80's LIGs; otherwise I'd say 11/4/77)

Standing on the Moon

3/17/95 - at least until I hear a better one

Scarlet>Fire

5/8/77

St. Stephen> Not Fade> St. Stephen medley

5/8/77 (see a trend here?)

Uncle John's Band

5/12/80 (another song that got better in the 80's)

edit: actually 5/10/80

The Music Never Stopped

3/5/81 (if you don't believe me, just LISTEN to it!!)

Jack Straw, Hell in a Bucket

Both 9/20/87 (amazingly, the rest of that show sucked)

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Feb 2, 2010 12:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

The best It's All Over Now is 12/28/79.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

I dont think there are any "Can there be any question? selections"

Its too subjective, our tastes are all different!

There are just as many heads who think the Hard to Handle on 4/29/71 is better than the one on 8/6/71, and you will never convince me that the New Potato Caboose on 2/14/68 is better than the one on 3/29/68...

Uncle Johns Band 9/18/74

The Eleven 2/12/69

Smokestack lightnin' 2/8/70

Passenger 11/24/78

Mason's Children 12/28/69

Bird Song 6/22/73

Caution 6/14/68

Comes a Time 7/17/76

El Paso 8/5/70

Jack A Roe 5/17/77

Jack Straw 10/27/79

HC Sunshine 4/2/73

Saturday Night 11/7/71

Truckin' 5/19/74

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Poster: csaw44 Date: Jan 30, 2010 10:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

HC Sunshine from the Boston Garden 4/2/73 is superb! my fav has always been 2/9/73 beacuse i love the jam out of the second chorus and they end it perfectly

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2010 12:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Hey CLIFF--I think we have spoken of this one before: Eleven on 2-11 vs 2-12...I have often used musically inclined sorts (family, friends that I send music to, etc) that like the DEAD but are not "fanatics" like us, by asking them to vote on a "best song?" comparison, and the only three songs I have done it with more than five people or so over the years are for H2H (asked them to compare 4-29 & 8-6), DS (9-19 vs Feb/Mar Fillmore 69 and any of their choice from Eur 72), and then the Eleven...however, here I only had them compare 2-11 vs Feb/Mar Fillmore...

So, what do you think of the commercial (GMLSG) 2-11 one (11)? And, what again is special for you about 2-12?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 1, 2010 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Well Guillaume, the 2/11/69 performance of The Eleven is certainly an top-notch version. It features some very fine cowbell from both Billy and Uncle Bobo, and the sound quality on the official release is excellent. Including the William Tell Bridge it clocks in at around 10 minutes.

The Eleven from 2/12, however, is a monster performance that rages like a runaway train, 15 minutes of pure mayem not unlike a killer Viola Lee Blues! Honestly, there is so much more going on, wild leads from Phil, snappy drum-work, insane playing by Jer. This one just goes on and on, carrying tremendous momentum the entire way with multiple climaxes. A classic example of the true power of the Grateful Dead with two drummers!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-02-12.late.sbd.kaplan.9072.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2010 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Will pay it another serious visit! Thanks for the encouragement...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Feb 1, 2010 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

"...some very fine cowbell..."

that seals the deal for me!!!

:)

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Jan 30, 2010 8:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

I rarely wade into these discussions because I only feel strongly about two performances of individual tunes as "THE" best ever:

Attics of My Life 6/24/70- If anyone out there thinks they have better one please post. No latter day versions need apply; their voices were simply too shot by the late 80s, and unlike many Dead songs the vocals are critical here.

Morning Dew 5/8/77- I'm not going to ask for dissenters on this one because I know there will be plenty. And for the record I don't think Cornell is even the best show of May '77, much less all time. But I have stated before that I think this "Dew" is that rarest of animals: a primal era Dead song whose peak performance came after the 1975 hiatus.

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Poster: utopian Date: Jan 31, 2010 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Here comes sunshine. 3-24-73
they love each other. 2-9-73
easy wind. 2-18-71
lovelight. 9-19-70
China. 11-24-79
rider. 10-28-79/8-19-89
jack straw. 11-25-79
peggy o. 5-7-77
black Peter. 8-28-82
Samson. 4-8-78/6-20-83
Althea. 9-6-80
ujb. 12-28-79
stagger lee. 10-21-78
miss half step. 11-2-79
dancin. 4-27-85
feel like a stranger. 6-9-90
help slip frank. 1975
minglewood. 9-2-83
eyes. 3-29-90
other one. 10-27-79
if I had the world to give. 11-20-78

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 4, 2010 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Nice mention of 11/2/79. The Miss Half-step > Franklin's is my all-time favorite.

I am quite partial as this was my Second Dead show.

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Jan 30, 2010 11:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

and on may 22, 1977, the grateful dead played their finest sugaree ever. true or false?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 31, 2010 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

False

The finest Sugaree of all time was performed on 5/5/77

;)

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Poster: KILLERGREENBUD Date: Jan 31, 2010 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

The finest Sugaree was perfomed by the garcia band ? trure or false /?

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Jan 31, 2010 1:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

there are GD versions of Sugaree which are perfectly fine, even stellar, but i've yet to hear a GD Sugaree that matches the best JGB could offer, even sometimes on an off nite; and so, to answer your query: true

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Poster: billydlions Date: Jan 31, 2010 11:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

True. 5-20-84. Although the monsters from 1977 are all spectacular.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 2, 2010 4:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about "being here"

The finest Sugaree for all romantics was played by my HS DEAD cover band friends? Yep--first dance I ever danced with my future wife was at that party. They actually played it for "us".

Do you realize how long I've been "doing this" kind of thing?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

I like your approach.

Best version of Franklins Tower was the one my little college band played in our first live performance. On the tape I heard later we sounded like crap, but during the show it was absolute perfection. I'm going with the memory, not the physical evidence.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

Every version of every tune by the .... MAYKERS!!!!

Or DSO for jboy and JOTS.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

It's way too early for a resurfacing of The Maykers. For the new folks, there was some hearty debate revolving around this fine band last year. Leave it to say that most of it was less than complimentary.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

kewl!!

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

Please, stop the madness before we are sucked in again.

Unless, of course, being sucked in sounds like fun.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

just being honest!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

"...I'm going with the memory, not the physical evidence."

That's what she said...

[watched Office re-runs with the boys over the Holidays...]

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

hahahah

Best St Stephen

Me and my 4 high school pals belting out St St with one acoustic and one electric (for the leads) at our annual HS variety show.

I know we must have sounded horrendous given or innate inability to harmonize - nothing like 5 dudes monotone vocals

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 9:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

Hey, I thought we agreed to not discuss The Maykers

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Feb 4, 2010 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

At least we drank a large jug of bottom shelf white wine before taking the stage. May have been Old Duke, it was definitely less than $5 for a gallon.

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Poster: LoogyHanger Date: Feb 4, 2010 10:32am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For all of you that worry about 'being here'

CarloRossi002.jpg

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 10:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

We usually depended on copious amounts of Rolling Rock (dirt cheap at the time). I'm thinking a few bottles of Buckfast would have been a better choice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckfast_Tonic_Wine

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 4, 2010 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

I note that the Centers for Disease Control define a 'regular drinker' as someone who has had 12 drinks in the last year.

I guess that makes me either Warp Factor 10 or Def Con 1 on the CDC scale, maybe both...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 4, 2010 11:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

I knew any alchohol reference would bring you out.

As the wikipedia article states: "...Buckfast is alleged to be the drink of choice for drinkers who are prone to committing anti-social behaviour when drunk"

It's only missing a reference to unnatural behaviour towards sheep.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Feb 4, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

Note the 'alleged'. I'm off the hook because I'm just plain antisocial ALL the time.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 4, 2010 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

Absolutely! I picture you as a Happy Drunk--one that never has an unkind word to say while so enjoying their favorite past-time...why muck up a good buzz with ranting and raving at those that deserve it, I always sez...there will be plenty of time to set one and all straight once the hang-over kicks in, and more appropriate facial expressions to fit the circumstances I find.

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Poster: user unknown Date: Feb 4, 2010 6:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buckfast means Breakfast (in Scotland anyway)

"Happy Drunk"...no damned way...not me

WTF to be happy about?

Buncha slapnuts jaw-jacking about "best" this and that?

I b'leve I'll have another drink!

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Poster: souprman Date: Feb 4, 2010 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

not false but my "first" sugaree was from 6-8-77 played by d gans on the dead hour back in'89. it still does it for me. lately i've been into sugs from 6-22-74 and 12-19-73. one of jerry and hunters strongest compositions.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever Good Lovin ain't by Bobby

4-26-71 Fillmore East. No rap--just jam. And this is one of the best five or so minute rides you're going to get. Seems to be a precurser to the longer Alligator jam from a few nights later.

On the other hand e have 4-14-72, a year later:
Good Lovin> Caution> Who Do You Love> Caution> Good Lovin

which is on the Rhino reissue of Europe 72. This is the finest Pig rap around, and his words entertwine with the amazing music the band is playing with him. Keith is superb, as is Jerry, of course.

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Jan 31, 2010 7:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever Good Lovin ain't by Bobby

I always get a kick out of these deals. I always enjoy checking out versions others like and comparing. For what its worth, both Hard to Handles are sweet. I hate singling out tunes from shows EVERYONE has heard thousands of times but...If I may add: I enjoy the Sugaree from 12/28/79 and Summer Soltace of 1980 in AK, as well as the one from Cap.Theater when Jerry was sick. M.S.N., also is great from 12/28/78. (Also liked the St. Stephan from Cornell '77 as everyone liked the Dew.) And I like any Good Lovin' where Pig gets going and goes on and on. Actually, I think I like any tune where Pig raps. Check him out rapping with Janis not for the music but for a laugh.
Rat

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Poster: user unknown Date: Jan 31, 2010 3:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever Good Lovin ain't by Bobby

"Best ever Good Lovin' ain't by Bobby"

Of course it isn't. The best "Good Lovin" is by The Young Rascals. The best Grateful Dead version might well be one of the Pigpen version mentioned above. Stylistically the tune fits Pig better than it does Bobby.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 31, 2010 9:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Comes A time Buffalo 1977
Half Step ( Boston garden show, possibly 77 as well) Don't have it handy

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Poster: jimmy cliff Date: Jan 31, 2010 4:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Fire on the Mountain - 5/13/77
Dancin' - 10/27/79
Sugaree - 5/28/77
Comes a Time - 7/17/76
Half Step - 5/7/77
Standing on the Moon - Downhill From Here
Stagger Lee - 10/21/78
Happiness is Drumming - 6/28/76 :)

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Dancin' - 5/2/70, duh

New Potato Caboose - Have to go with 8/24/68. Can't beat that incredible 13/8 jam

H > S > F - definitely their first full performance of it on 8/13/75. Nothing beats this, don't even try to convince me otherwise.

Hard To Handle - clearly 8/6/71, anyone who says anything else is deluding themselves

Tighten Up Jam - 10/31/71 Dark Star. I know this isn't a song, but whatever.

Eyes Of The World - 8/6/74. I don't think Jerry's guitar abilities have ever sounded this amazing.

Viola Lee Blues - 3/21/70. Never heard anything like it.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

"Hard To Handle - clearly 8/6/71, anyone who says anything else is deluding themselves"

Anyone who thinks that 8/6/71 is so vastly superior to 4/29/71 is delusional...

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jan 30, 2010 7:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Of course I'm being a little tongue-in-cheek here - I don't actually think you'd be deluding yourself to LIKE something.

Howerver: Just listened to the 4/29/71 HTH again and while it is stunning, it just doesn't give me the same unbelievable feeling that 8/6/71 does. 8/6/71 is just overflowing with raw sexuality that I don't feel as much in 4/29

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 30, 2010 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Personally, I cant say which performance I think is better. On any given day I might prefer either over the other...

8/6/71 is like an out of control locomotive just barely able to stay on the tracks. Jerry's blistering leads are fucking unbelievable!

4/29/71 is much more cohesive and actually jammed out. You can hear Weir slashing throughout.

My point is not that one performance is better than the other. Rather that they are both so superb thats its naive to think one is so vastly superior to the other to be considered a "Can there be any question? selection"

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Poster: souprman Date: Feb 4, 2010 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

there can always be a question right?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 31, 2010 7:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Were you listening to the aud or the sbd of 8-6-71? I think that aud is what makes people think that version is better because you can feel how the crowd is responding to Jerry. WT loves the crescendo, I suspect if you had an 8-6 quality aud of 4-29 you have the same effect.

Look I love them both, but when I did the sbd vs. sbd comparison I came to the conclusion that 4-29 is better. My two cents.

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Jan 31, 2010 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

I've heard both the aud and sbd of 8/6/71, and while I prefer the aud, I still find both electrifying. 4/29 just does not have the same energy to me. 8/6 is actually tighter to my ears.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 31, 2010 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

I wasn't knocking the sbd, it is a great version of the song regardless of which source. To me the 8-6 aud beats 4-29 but the 8-6 sbd does not. In the end i am glad we have them both to listen to.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2010 10:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

good for you GB; I actually have always agreed there is NO QUESTION (sorry CLIFF, as GoP knows, I think you can do this! Even with taste...but, I am clearly in the minority).

Everyone else here has covered all of it, and I think CLIFF sums it up nicely: 4/29 might be "better" technically, but 8/6 has much more "soul" IMHO (and not so humble, right, GoP?!).

I actually did take a poll with about 15 DEAD/half DEAD heads and 8/6 won hands down.

It was the AUD, elb! Not sure how'd go with the SBD.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 4, 2010 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

We all know of the chocolately goodness that is the 8/6 HTH. 'Nuff Said. I don't care if Jer dropped to his knees at the ending or not, it still is the definitive version (I like the Bear's Choice one, too).

Just an excuse to say HAllo, really...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 5, 2010 4:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Well, you couldn't have selected a better post to do it with...because I am keeping score!

Let's see, 8-6 = 342, votes; 4-29 = uh....hmmmm...where's that tally sheet?

Anyhow, hope all is well my friend.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 5, 2010 9:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Yeah, just hectic. Not too hectic to listen to the 78 min. remix of Playin', but you know what I mean. :) I hope you're well, too...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 5, 2010 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Tell, Tell, Tell.

A recent CNN/Gallup poll was conducted, and 4-29 won by 59% to 40% the other 1% stating they didn't give a shit.

However, as I'm sure this will not satisfy your sick emphatuation with 8-06, the same question has been placed on the 2010 census form.



This post was modified by ghostofpig on 2010-02-05 21:21:34

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 1, 2010 12:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

It has always been my belief that both versions are gems worthy of their own postage stamps. One thing is for sure: I'm sorry they dropped the song from the rotation after playing it at nearly every show through 8-26. When the opening chords were fired out, everyone began to dance their asses off.

Just because you are wrong don't make me right. Insert chuckle here.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Very well put. I prefer 4-29 for two reasons: one, you can hear it develop over the previous four nights and hear it all come together on the fifth and second I was there (which biases me unfairly). Oh--and because it gets WTs hackles up!

But I also believe that 8-06 is just as majestic in its own way.

Cliff sums it up just right. 8-06 is a fly by the seat of your pants version which we love the band to do, and 4-29 is just soooooo tight.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 1, 2010 9:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Well my RCS alumni newsletter was in the mailbox today. It looks like your alma mater really schooled us at our homecoming this past Fall winning vitually every sport we competed in except field hockey. And I'll bet you guys are putting more kids into the Ivy league as well :(

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Feb 1, 2010 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Cliff:

The Mann ain't what it used to be from what I hear. I hadn't had a lick of contact with it until last October when I went to (groan) my 40th reunion.

I though Riverdale always kicked our asses. What's up with that?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Feb 1, 2010 5:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hard to Handle (8/6/71 vs 4/29/71)

Well back when I was at Riverdale, we did generally rough you guys up on the athletic fields, but I think Horace Mann did do a bit better with college placement.

I guess things have changed in the Bronx, I see that Riverdale now has an ultimate frisbee team...

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 31, 2010 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

The following are clear standouts imho -

1/20/68 - Viola
12/28/69 - Mason's
9/28/72 - GSET
12/19/73 - HCS
06/28/74 - To Lay Me Down
06/28/74 - Weather Report
05/09/77 - Comes A Time
09/03/77 - PeggyO
02/03/78 - TMNS
11/09/79 - Franklin's
11/24/79 - Rider
10/27/91 - Althea
03/16/94 - Standing On The Moon
09/18/94 - So many Roads

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 31, 2010 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

Agreed on the 11/24/79 I Know You Rider

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Poster: stratocaster Date: Feb 4, 2010 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

agreed on SOTM 03-16-1994 and So Many Roads 09-18-1994...

others to add to the list as best of versions:

West LA 07-19-1989
Werewolves of London 07-08-1978
World To Give 10-17-1978
Music Never Stopped 04-24-1978
Tennessee Jed 10-10-1982
Loser 03-24-1990
Dire Wolf 10-19-1974
HCS 12-19-1973
NFA 09-19-1970
Touch of Grey 03-24-1987
Far From Me 10-10-1982
Ship of Fools 12-30-1986
He's Gone 05-06-1981
Days Between 12-11-1994
Stella Blue 06-18-74 (pre), 10-21-78 (late 70s), 05-15-83 (80s), 03-21-94 (90s)

that's it for now...

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:07pm
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this is my favorite SOTM http://www.archive.org/details/gd93-09-26.dsbd.miller.28788.sbeok.flacf and i nominate the "THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED" from the so many roads box set!!!

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:28pm
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It's discussed in some detail on this site:

http://gratefuldeadprojects.com/

It's also discussed here fairly regularly, but I've never mastered the forum search application well enough to find previous conversations. Maybe someone else?

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Poster: thrinworks Date: Feb 3, 2010 9:26am
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Best Peggy-O for me is 4-16-78.

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Poster: LoogyHanger Date: Feb 3, 2010 9:36am
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best Wang dang doodle/ deal - Boise 1983

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Feb 4, 2010 4:52am
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Set I
Merl Saunders & Friends
Haight Street Fair
San Francisco, CA
June 9th 1985

TAPER: Greg Holtz 1.Tuning
2.Wang Dang Doodle
3.Do I Move You
4.Bright Lights, Big City->
5.Baby What You Want me To Do->
6.Built For Comfort
7.Women are Smarter
8.Mona
9.Hi Heeled Sneakers
10.Johnny B Goode

Band Members: Bob Weir, John Cipollina, Brent Mydland, Robbie Hoddinott, Tony Saunders, Pam Rose

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Poster: LoogyHanger Date: Feb 4, 2010 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Best ever versions

http://www.archive.org/details/gd83-09-02.beyer_senn.unk.23854.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: fireeagle Date: Feb 4, 2010 4:53am
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best brrb - boise 83

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Poster: buscameby Date: Feb 4, 2010 5:35am
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I'll take this as my favorite "Music"

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-24.sbd.mccaw.3296.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 4, 2010 8:45am
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"Best" conversations are so dangerous.

I'll listen to some of the recommendations i;ve seen on this thread, but no one's ever going to convince me that a better EYES, JACK STRAW, BERTHA, STEPHEN, or SUGAR MAG was ever played than on 10/29/77.

SUGAREE 10/16/77 OR 5/5/77

H>S>F One From the Vault, 1975.

HALF STEP: 11/6/77, Binghampton (how does anyone not agree with this? ;-) Please go listen.

LET IT GROW: 5/1/81

CASSIDY: 10/12/83

CHINA>RIDER: 2/24/74

CANDYMAN: 3/24/88

IKO: 12/31/87

JACK A ROE: 5/17/77

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Poster: rippleguides Date: Jan 30, 2010 6:46pm
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I was at 09-26-93 and 03-17-95 and I have to say the Boston Standing On The Moon was one of the best musical moments of my life! Ah hell I will admit it, it was one of the best moments of my life musical or not!

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Poster: jimmy cliff Date: Jan 31, 2010 5:03pm
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There is no 5/12/80 UJB.

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Feb 1, 2010 9:09pm
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Dark Star: 6-24-73
China>Rider: 8-5-74
Eyes: 9-11-74
Scarlet>Fire: 10-2-77
Shakedown: 8-28-81
Viola: 5-2-70
Playin: 11-18-72
GSET: 9-28-72
Half-Step: 5-7-77
Other One: 10-21-78
Terrapin: 1-22-78

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 2, 2010 11:53am
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Tomorrow's TDIH has a "best of" version of Estimated Prophet > Eyes of the World http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-02-03.aud.warner.19465.sbeok.shnf
(also in DP-18)



This post was modified by rastamon on 2010-02-02 19:53:25

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Poster: direwolf600 Date: Feb 2, 2010 11:56am
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Sugaree is one of the lucky ones. 5/28/77, hands down. The discussion starts at #2.

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Poster: gphishmon Date: Feb 4, 2010 4:13am
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You are right, of course. I meant to say 5/10/80, Hartford. A good 1980 show with great transitions.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-05-10.set2.sbd.miller.91938.sbeok.flac16

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